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August 2014, Volume 1, 8, pp 191-197

The Interactions between Culture, Global Mindset and Leadership in Global Context

Amin Vakilbashi


Wan Khairuzzaman bin Wan Ismail


Mozhdeh Mokhber

Amin Vakilbashi 1

Wan Khairuzzaman bin Wan Ismail 2 Mozhdeh Mokhber 2 

  1. Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Campus Johor Bahru, Malaysia 1

  2. UTM International Business School (UTM-IBS), Menara Razak, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia 2


The aim of this paper is to identify the effects of cultural characteristics and mindset of leaders on leadership attributes in global business environment. An extensive literature review has been done. Subsequently, a conceptual model is developed to demonstrate the interactions between culture dimensions, global mindset and leadership styles. It was found that cultural values provide a foundation for the development of intercultural sensitivity and intercultural competence of a leader. On the other hand, it is imperative for leaders to develop a global mindset in order to lead in global context. 
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